How to Make an Autumn Table Runner

Dear fellow makers,

Autumn is in the air! The smell of pumpkin pie, cinnamon and delicious autumn food is here, and what a better way to welcome this lovely season than with a table runner perfect for your gatherings, made with beautiful pink tone colors featuring Pat Bravo‘s latest collection from The Season of Tribute, La Vie en Rose.

This table runner features six fabrics of La Vie en Rose collection and eleven Pure Solids which makes this table runner look so well balanced. It is also made with the Magic 8 half square triangle technique, which makes this project fun and easy to construct.

Materials to Make an Autumn Table Runner


  • Fabric A — TRB1004 F8
  • Fabric B — TRB1011 F8
  • Fabric C — TRB1007 F8
  • Fabric D — TRB1001 F8
  • Fabric E — TRB1000 F8
  • Fabric F — TRB1003 3/8 yd
  • Fabric G — PE494 F8
  • Fabric H — PE523 F8
  • Fabric I — PE422 F8
  • Fabric J — PE421 F8
  • Fabric K — PE457 F8
  • Fabric L — PE427 F8
  • Fabric M — PE485 F8
  • Fabric N — PE401 F8
  • Fabric O — PE400 F8
  • Fabric P — PE489 F8
  • Fabric Q — PE426 F8
  • Backing fabric: TRB1007 — 1/2 yd
  • Binding fabric: TRB1003 — included

Additional Materials

Let’s get going and hope you enjoy this tutorial!

Cutting Instructions

  • Two (2) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric A.
  • One (1) 5 3/4‘’ squares from fabric B.
  • Two (2) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric C.
  • One (1) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric D.
  • One (1) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric E.
  • One (1) 13 1/2” x WOF rectangle from fabric F (backing)
  • Two (2) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric F.
  • One (1) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric G.
  • Two (2) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric H.
  • Two (2) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric I.
  • One (1) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric J.
  • One (1) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric K.
  • One (1) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric L.
  • Three (3) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric M.
  • One (1) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric N.
  • One (1) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric O.
  • One (1) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric P.
  • One (1) 5 3/4’’ squares from fabric Q.

Steps to Sew an Autumn Table Runner

Step 1.

Magic 8 HST method: Place two (2) 5 3/4” x 5 3/4” squares right sides facing together.
Draw a line diagonally from corner to corner using a mechanical pencil or Frixion pen.

Pin in place.

Step 2.

Stitch at 1/4” on each side of the drawn lines.

Step 3.

Cut the squares vertically and horizontally.

Step 4.

Cut the squares diagonally from corner to corner. Press seam open.

Step 5.

Trim each HST to 2 1/2’’ x 2 1/2’’ square. You will have a total of (8) HST.

Step 6.

Repeat the same instructions for all of your HST combinations following the diagram below.

Step 7.

Start sewing your HSTs in rows. You will have sixteen (16) rows and in each row, you will need six (6) pieces.

(Feel free to improvise and assemble your piece in a random order of combination. That’s why this project makes it more fun! Also, because you will have leftover fabric, you can also increase the size of your runner!)

Step 8.

Now, sew each row with 1/4” seam allowance. Press seam open.

Step 9.

Take your backing fabric wrong side facing up, then your batting fabric and then place your runner right side facing up. Pin all around and choose your favorite color thread in order to quilt your table runner. Using the Reverse Pattern Foot #1D, I was able to make perfect stitch lines at a 3/4” distance from each other. Feel free to quilt any desired motif on your table runner.

Step 10.

Once you finish quilting, trim your excess fabric. To bind our quilt, we used our walking foot which helps to move all your layers of fabric smoothly while creating perfect stitches. Click here to find a great tutorial on binding for beginners.

And voila! Your table runner is ready for this Autumn Season!


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11 comments on “How to Make an Autumn Table Runner”

  • Hi Pat! This is super cute!! I’m very very new to quilting so this might be a dumb question, but in your cutting instructions it doesn’t say to cut 10×10’s. So if I want to try the magic 8 technique, do I need to cut 24 – 10×10’s? Also did you use the same #1D foot for the entire project, or just the end? Thank you!

    • Hi there! There’s a typo on that part and I meant to write: Place two (2) 5 3/4” x 5 3/4” squares. If you see on the cutting directions, you need to cut a total of twenty-four (24)
      5 3/4” squares in total. I will be fixing that part! My apologies! And yes, I used the same #1D foot for the entire project.

  • Hello there I did not see how many yards you need for each of the colors? Maybe I missed it? I would love to make this! I would assume its no more than about a FQ with the exception of the backing and the binding?

    • Hi there!
      Where it says Materials to Make the Autumn Table Runner, it will show you how much you need, which is Fat Eighth’s for all of them except for fabric F, which is the binding fabric, in which you will need 3/8yd if you cut the binding at 1 1/2” wide x WOF. If you use 2 1/2” of width for binding, then I would suggest getting 1/2yd.
      The backing is suggested, and you should need 1/2yd.
      Happy sewing!

    • Hello!

      The #97D its the Patchwork foot and it’s designed for straight-stitching and ideal for sewing ¼” or ⅛” seam allowances and top stitching. The #1D Reverse Pattern foot is ideally suited to sewing forward and reverse-feed stitches. It also guarantees excellent fabric feed. It’s basically an all-purpose foot that you can use for these types of projects.

      Let me know if you this answers your question.

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